Fairmont the Palm has appointed Dany El Mahgiub as Director of Operations, who brings 15 years of experience in hospitality leadership to his role. At the helm of hotel operations, Dany will be responsible for ensuring the financial and organisational success of the esteemed luxury property.

A seasoned hotelier, Dany is making his return to Fairmont the Palm after nearly a decade. It was here in 2012 that he began his career as part of the pre-opening team, in the role of Restaurant Manager. Dany brings extensive experience within the F&B industry and supporting management roles at leading establishments in the UAE, including Atlantis the Palm as Operations Manager for Nasimi Beach, followed by a move to Ronda Locatelli by Michelin Chef Giorgio Locatelli.

Carving out his name as a preopening specialist, Dany relocated to Abu Dhabi in 2016 and joined the preopening team of Grand Hyatt Abu Dhabi as F&B Manager. Keen to take part of another preopening, he accepted the role of Assistant Director of F&B at the iconic Viceroy Dubai, now FIVE Palm Jumeirah.

On the back of these successes, Dany went on to become Director of F&B with Raffles Dubai until his last assignment with Accor, as Director of Operations with the Middle East’s first floating hotel and entertainment destination, the Queen Elizabeth 2 Hotel.

A dedicated leader, Dany is an asset to the Fairmont the Palm management team, promising to deliver a new standard of service excellence to hotel guests.